Workforce development and training programs for those who are blind, visually impaired, or military veterans
Bridge to Work Training Programs
These programs will allow veterans or those who are visually impaired to:
- Participate in job preparation training to secure employment.
- Learn how skills obtained during military service can be applied in a civilian workplace.
- Access a specially trained case manager who will assess your current skills and training needs
- Obtain group or one-on-one training on assistive technology, scanning, document prep, indexing and Section 508 testing
- Consult with our rehabilitation professionals who can help with adjustments to low vision or blindness and teach daily living techniques.
Document Management Training Program
CLB’s 6-8 week training programs provides the most advanced training techniques with the latest adaptive technologies to become comprehensive experts in document conversion services.
Section 508 Training program
CLB provides a 2 week training program in Section 508 accessibility. Section 508, an amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, mandates that all electronic and information technology (IT) systems, including websites, which are developed, procured, maintained or used by the federal government, must be accessible to people with disabilities.
Our mission is to provide Section 508 solutions to customers while creating meaningful employment opportunities for people who are blind and supporting the economic development of the regions we serve.
Many employers have concerns about hiring individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Most of these concerns arise from misconceptions about the types of jobs they can do, the skills that they may have, productivity, as well as the burdens it might place on the company in terms of transportation needs and equipment. Part of CLB’s mission is to educate employers and dispel these misconceptions.